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S.86 now an Election Omnibus bill

S.86 is alive and kicking, but it looks nothing like it did when introduced:

S.86 Draft 2.1 (3/22/2013)

In addition to my amendments, the Secretary of State’s office, the Vermont Democratic Party, the Vermont Municipal Clerks’ and Treasurers’ Association, and some others had some say in this draft, which the Senate Government Operations Committee chair Sen. White called a “grocery list”. She indicated that the Committee would be using S.86 as a vehicle for a suite of major changes that can be done all at once, rather than piecemeal over several years. I certainly endorse that approach, but at 89 pages, there is a lot here.

The Vermont League of Cities and Towns has a good writeup here on pages 5 and 6.


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